Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson have written a joint letter to the RMT and Merseyrail, calling on both sides to engage in immediate, independent conciliation without conditions.
It follows a series of strikes by members of the RMT union concerning the long- running dispute over the role of guards and driver- only trains.
Leaders of the other five districts within the Liverpool City Region are also included in the joint letter, which calls on both parties to find a settlement of their dispute as early as possible.
The letter states:
Steve Rotheram said:
Read the letter in full:
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